Why study this subject?
Managing businesses and organisations today takes serious leadership skills. To ensure future success, companies are constantly on the lookout for skilled and qualified leaders.
A business degree gives a solid foundation for any career destination and will help you develop business knowledge and management skills for any industry.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
For the new generation of managers, change is the only consistency. With technology constantly evolving, it’s impossible to foresee what the world will look like in a few years’ time. But with the right skills, you can cope and succeed in any situation.
We can’t predict the future. But we can give you the skills and knowledge to help you become a rising talent within business, government or a non-profit organisation. We see it as our responsibility to encourage your curiosity, confidence and ability to adapt. That way, you’ll have everything you need to secure your ideal career when you graduate.
Our BA (Hons) in Business Management degree gives you wide exposure to all aspects of business in an organisation. Your CV will look good no matter how the job market changes during your studies.
Our strong links with industry and knowledge of their requirements for graduates helped to shape this programme.
We will help equip you the knowledge and understanding of contemporary best practice in strategic international management as well as help you develop your personal skills, preparing you for your first roles in management or for running your own business.
To make sure you have the latest knowledge, our academic staff keep themselves up-to-date. Most come from industry, and our links can give you practical experience of business life. You will also benefit from guest lecturers, who can demonstrate the relevance of the teaching in a business context.
From day one, your future career is our focus. A key feature of the programme is to blend both academic study and skills development in order to enhance your employability. We have a strong emphasis on flexibility, teamwork and creative solutions so you’ll graduate ready to succeed in your working life.
Throughout the course, you’ll be working on live client briefs under real-time pressures. You’ll experience a range of unique scenarios throughout your studies at Bucks Business School to apply the theory you learn in practice.
Our students are often asked to develop solutions for a wide-range of businesses. This allows you to gain real-world, hands-on experience while businesses benefit from having dedicated consultants to carry out research and offer advice tailored to their needs.
We’ve had students consulting major companies as well as helping start-ups to get their businesses on the move.
Some of the large companies we have worked with include:
With small classes, you’ll get the chance to interact with peers and lecturers to develop your skills and, through our strong links with industry, you’ll be able to transition seamlessly from student to professional.
What facilities can I use?
We’ve invested in a range of state-of-the-art facilities across our campuses to support your learning.
Our library is the perfect place to find the resources you need and a quiet place to study, filled with four floors of books, journals, computer suites and study rooms. Or, if you’d rather work off campus, e-Journals and resources are only a few clicks away using our Virtual Learning Environment.
What are my career prospects?
Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.
On successful completion of the programme, you will be well prepared to progress to a range of opportunities and careers in general management or to develop your own business.
Working closely with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) means that you are well placed to become Chartered Managers once you start work.
You will have gained a wide range of knowledge and skills, so that you can pursue a career in any profession or business role, such as:
- Operations and service management
- Customer management
- Project management
- Retail management.
As this programme provides a grounding in all areas of business management, it also offers the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest for postgraduate study, either on a full-time basis or part-time whilst working. You may choose to study for the PG Certificate in Business Leadership or the IMBA offered by the University.